Google Classes and IBM 'New Collar' Jobs, Oh My!

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

With the disruption of technology, the disruption of COVID-19, college graduates suffering from six-figure student loan debts, it is refreshing to hear that companies such as Google and IBM are taking the lead in providing technical training that will help you get into the technology field without a degree. Within six months you can learn what you need to try to survive in a technology paced world. COVID-19 will obviously accelerate the push for more technological advancements. Even before COVID-19, reports from Deloitte and World Economic Forum have been sounding the warning of preparing the workforce to develop particular skills for the future of work.

Google is offering Google Career Certificates and no previous experience required. You can presently apply for a Google IT Support Professional Certificate that is designed to take beginner learners to job readiness within 3 to 6 months. The Google website states, "Learn job-ready skills to start or advance your career in high-demand fields. These certificates developed by Google connect you to top national employers who are hiring for related roles." At a time where unemployment continues to increase, these types of new developments are refreshing. The reality is that most jobs will be affected or dissolved because of technology and Artificial Intelligence.

IBM is also providing a New Collar Certificate Program. Not sure which area you think you would be successful in IT? Itinaucore can offer you an assessment to see if you have the skills needed for the future of work, or you can take IBM's assessment. Their website states, "The MyInnerGenius® assessment looks at what you can do, not just what you have done."

The future of work is changing. Take this time to reassess your career or the work you are doing now. The truth is, that eventually your job will require and involve more technology to keep up with the disruption of technology. Take a look at the assessments we offer or become an Itinaucore member to receive updates on new developments to prepare for the future of work. You can contact us at

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